The morning before work I looked out the window an noticed an absence of the sun. The rain was almost there as a drop fell here or there. I walked outside. There will be very few days left that the children will play on the swings and slides. The colder air and the snow will prevail.
This is a quiet moment to just look around and enjoy what God has given us. The trees and their colors, a shed in the back yard to keep the tools to keep the yard and of course the slide and swings for the Grandkids.
Can you see the Red? Does it get your attention and make you wonder what is going on? Delnor Park in St Charles is an unbelievable place to see all of this in great peacefulness. I know photographers who have made red their entire career. I have not chased the color, just saw it and thought it was a a worthwhile endeavor to to capture it. I really would like and have chased Cardinals. That is a photo I would like for my collections.
Fall or autumn has officially entered my heart. I will get out more and willfully take cold air into my lungs. Being born in the fall has its benefits for a person like me. Everything I like happens at this time. Leaves turning gold and red, rustling, all around. Noise underfoot, my field jacket from Lands End, drinking coffee on the veranda in the remnants of the evening. I am not much of a Halloween fan, but the grandkids are and they will run from door to door to get the goodies, they will only partially eat. It is the hunt that is important not the goody you get. Then the long haul to Thanksgiving and finally that weekend something will end fall for me. It used to be Marshall Fields (boy do I miss that place) holiday specials but now I must rely on the St. Charles Electric Light Parade.